News Tidbits Again...

Been finishing up a review of the HTC HD7 over at our other blog and recovering from CES, so have been neglecting some of my usual news updates this week (er, and last), so here is a shotgun update. In summary, Trident released a new iPod case (the Aegis) for 4G. iStoryTime released a Ben 10 eBook app, Sonos adds Rdio to it's list of services and a GPS app called LocalScope gets some new features in V1.1...more details follow

Aegis Case Features/Info: 


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  • Bonus Screen Protector: All cases come standard with a smudge-resistant screen protector -- keeping the screen safe without sacrificing responsiveness.
  • Drop Protection System: The four corners of double-thick silicone insulate devices from everything including light bumps to violent drops with a unique shock-absorbing design.
  • Anti-Skid Design: Multi coated rubberized finish lavishes devices with a velvet touch and sleek look.
  • Audio Jack Extender: An audio jack extender is included with all cases to provide 100 percent compatible connection to ALL types of 3.5mm audio jacks.
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Ben 10 on iPhone!

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and iStoryTime, a leading publisher of children’s storybooks for the iTunes App Store, today announced a first-time partnership that will bring two of the network’s biggest boy brands, Ben 10 and Bakugan, to the iPhone and iPad.  Starting today, fans of Cartoon Network’s global Ben 10 brand can download their favorite characters and stories in Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Science Friction via the iTunes App Store for the download price of $1.99   Additional titles from Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien will also be available.


“As technology continues to evolve and becomes increasingly accessible to our young fans, we’re always looking for ways to meet new their demands,” said Christina Miller, senior vice president, CNE. “Through this partnership with iStoryTime, the new products for Ben 10 and Bakugan offer a great, creative new way to deliver content that meets our fans’ desire in unique and engaging ways.”
”We’re excited to work with Cartoon Network Enterprises to bring their most popular content to life on the iPhone and iPad,” said Woody Sears, co-Founder, iStoryTime.  “Ben 10 and Bakugan fans are going to love this new way of connecting with their favorite show.”
iStoryTime’s online books, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad , are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation.  Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters, and the narration can also be turned off so that parents can read aloud to their kids. 
Additional information about the upcoming online book based on Spin Master Ltd. and Nelvana Enterprises’ Bakugan brand will be made available in the coming weeks.
On popular customer demand, Localscope now seamlessly integrates with the multi award winning Navigon MobileNavigator GPS app for the iPhone. This means that you can find destinations with Localscope and be guided there using the amazing 3D panorama maps of Navigon MobileNavigator with voice guided turn by turn directions. We think together, Navigon MobileNavigator and Localscope make the best location app combo out in the AppStore!
Sonos Rdio now available
In keeping with our mission to connect you with all of the music on the planet, the Rdio music service is now available on your Sonos system.  Simply go to ‘More Music’ from the main music menu.
If you aren’t already a Rdio fan, Rdio is offering Sonos customers a free 7 day trial to check it out –  If you already have a Rdio subscription, you can easily add your account to your Sonos Controller via the ‘More Music’ menu.
Rdio on Sonos provides you a social bent do the listening music experience.  You can search, browse and play anything from Rdio’s more than 8 million song library.  Plus, you can follow the musical tastes of your friends and or people you like, share your favorite songs and playlists, explore thousands of themed playlists, and even check out what’s in “heavy rotation” by other Rdio listeners.
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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the and blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at or e-mail him at